Paul Oberjuerge, formerly a sports columnist for a California newspaper, offers 10 suggestions for people who still have their jobs, assuming they want to keep them:

  1. Embrace the web.  
  2. Get a meat-and-potatoes job.  
  3. Suck up.
  4. Stop whining.
  5. Produce.
  6. Stop spending money.
  7. Make sure your editor hired or promoted you.
  8. Keep your head down.
  9. Lose weight, tone up, get a haircut, consider cosmetic surgery.
  10. Achieve excellence.

Click the link to check out his comments on each one. Pretty much spot-on.